By Notpunny - 18/04/2016 22:58 - United States - Silver Spring
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You gotta be careful what you say around veterans. Someone made a joke with my dad, I don't remember what is was, but something in the joke gave him a flashback that he had nightmares about for a week after. The person didn't know it would give him a flashback but things happen. Make sure to choose your words carefully.
Are your arms and legs fine.. Coz if i were him i would have amputed you too !!
I just wonder what it was exactly that cost an arm and a leg? I think that knowing this will determine if your use of that idiom is appropriate or not.
Sorry op if guy took offense. I know a few amputees that would actually laugh and agree if you said that to them. People should stop getting offended so easily.
I hope he was understanding. It's a really common idiom and as I'm assuming your small talk with him was kind he should have understood that you weren't making a jab at his unfortunate situation. People need to stop getting offended so easily nowadays and realize not everything said is a word against them. Accidents happen OP.